Obviously, everyone has a saved search or two on eBay.

I have one for the term ‘pork rind’, you know, just in case, so I can keep my finger on the pulse. Keeping up with the latest goings-on in the star-studded world of pork-based snacks and other paraphernalia.

Well, anyway, the other day, this popped up in the feed…

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WTF was my first thought. A Pork Rind Festival! A Pork Rind Festival First Day Cover (cancel cover).

So I had a little look on the web, and it’s true, there is a pork rind festival. It’s in the USA.

The Harrod Pork Rind Festival

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The Harrod Pork Rind Festival started in 1989 and can be found in the village of Harrod, Ohio. Harrod seems like a pretty small US village, with a population of only 417.

You need quite a few people to agree to, and organise any sort of festival. With a population of only 417 people, there must be quite a high percentage of the village who like pork rinds. Enough to entertain the notion of a pork rind festival.

The festival happens every year, although 2020 seems like it may have been forgotten due to the current worldwide covid-19 situation. Maybe I’ll jump on a plane in 2021 and fly to Harrod, see what all the fuss is about!

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The festival even has a sponsor – Rudolph Foods

Click here to visit the site: http://www.porkrindfest.com/
Click here to see the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/porkrindfest/

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